Vinhos Barbeito Sercial Old Reserve 10 Year Old Madeira
Vinhos Barbeito is one of the most forward-thinking companies on Madeira as well as being one of the youngest, being founded in the 1940's by Mário Barbeito. Barbeito are attempting to redefine the popular notion of Madeira to a generally slightly drier, more food-oriented wine. As well as careful selection, long ageing and the absence of caramel, the wines are not de-acidified, so they retain much more freshness and tang than many Madeiras. At this level, Barbeito are leading the way in making complex, fine Madeiras as naturally as possible.
Sercial is the driest of the range from Barbeito, and is one of the best matches with food. You should serve this at 11-12 degrees celsius, and can be kept in a cool place for several months after opening. As this is filtered it does not require decanting.